Performances of the Sacred in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

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Through critical readings of central texts and authors - such as Sir Gawain, Foxe, Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne, or Vaughan - as well as less canonical examples - the Croxton play, Buchanan, Lanyer, Wroth, or the tobacco pamphlets - the twelve contributions all engage with the crucial question how, and to what end, performances of the sacred affect, or effect, cultural transformation.
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Tobias DÖRING: Introduction
Paul STROHM: The Croxton Play of the Sacrament: Commemoration and Repetition in Late Medieval Culture
Andrew James JOHNSTON: The Secret of the Sacred: Confession and the Self in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Thomas HEALY: Performing the Self: Reformation History and the English Renaissance Lyric
Andreas HÖFELE: Stages of Martyrdom: John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments
Andrew HADFIELD: James VI and I, George Buchanan and the Divine Right of Kings
Verena OLEJNICZAK LOBSIEN: “Transformed in show, but more transformed in mind”: Sidney’s Old Arcadia and the Performance of Perfection
Susanne RUPP: Performing Heaven: The State of Grace in Seventeenth-Century Protestant Theology
Richard WILSON: Dyed in Mummy: Othello and the Mulberries
Ina SCHABERT: The Lady’s Supper: Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum as a Female Celebration of the Eucharist
Irmgard MAASSEN: Canonized by Love? Religious Rhetoric and Gender-Fashioning in the Sonnet
Sabine SCHÜLTING: Tobacco—Sacred and Profane
Notes on Contributors
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